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Library Closing Branches, Reducing Hours

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


On Monday, Massanutten Regional Library announced they will be closing their Bergton and Stanley branches, and reducing hours at the downtown Harrisonburg library.

VDACS Photo Contest Seeks to Highlight Farmers’ Markets

Thursday, August 5, 2010

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VDACS Photo Contest Seeks to Highlight Farmers’ Markets

Carrying your camera along when you visit the Harrisonburg Farmers Market could help put the market on the map. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced a photo contest for pictures submitted from farmers’ markets around the state. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top entry in three age groups. In […]

Harris Corp. Coming to Harrisonburg

Monday, August 2, 2010


Harris Corp. Coming to Harrisonburg

Harris Corporation, a multi-billion dollar federal contractor, will soon be setting up an outpost in Harrisonburg.

RMH To Affiliate With Sentara

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Rockingham Memorial Hospital announced Thursday that they will “affiliate” with Norfolk-based Sentara, which operates eight hospitals, and more than 100 “care giving sites” in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. For RMH, this deal would end a nearly 100-year-run as an independent health organization in the Valley.

Travel Association To Close New Market Visitor Center, Reorganize

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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The Shenandoah Valley Travel Association announced they will be closing the visitor center in New Market in August — a move they hope will allow them to refocus on “strategic marketing programs” to attract more business to various localities in the region.

A Tale of Two Co-ops

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Why have the Friendly City Food Co-Op’s fundraising efforts flourished in Harrisonburg, while plans for a co-op in Staunton fizzled? Rebecca Martinez writes in the Staunton News Leader about this case study in local economics and community organizing.

City Planning Commission takes up Comp Plan Input

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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At last night’s July meeting, Harrisonburg’s Planning Commission began a review of public input from the May citizen input sessions concerning the revision of the city’s comprehensive plan. Chapters from the first input session on land use and transportation were discussed (specifically Chapter 5 Land Use and Development Quality , Chapter 6 Neighborhoods & Housing, […]

Harrisonburg Listens. Be Heard.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Harrisonburg Listens.  Be Heard.

Last night, the H’burg Community Development Planning Staff and members of the City Planning Commission met with the public for the first of four input-gathering sessions  for the purpose of gathering reactions and suggestions  to be used in the required update of the city’s Comprehensive Plan.  (Full disclosure:  I’m a member of the Harrisonburg City […]

Harrisonburg Crossing in Foreclosure

Friday, April 16, 2010


Harrisonburg Crossing in Foreclosure

On April 12, a notice ran in the Daily News Record that parts of the Harrisonburg Crossing shopping center are in foreclosure. Chris Rooker recently posted about the notice on Harrisonblog: It appears from city tax records that the parcels housing Wal-Mart and Home Depot are not part of the foreclosure. The tax records indicate […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.